Dakota Wesleyan University has announced the royalty candidates for this year’s homecoming king and queen.
Blue & White Days is Monday through Sunday, Sept. 21 – Sept. 27. Coronation will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in the Sherman Center. Each candidate will be allowed a maximum of four tickets to distribute to family and/or friends to ensure proper physical distancing. Face coverings will be required for those in attendance. Coronation will be livestreamed to the public via www.dwu.edu/live.
The following are candidates for homecoming queen:
Logan Amundson, Watertown, is majoring in psychology and minoring in family studies with a concentration in counseling. She is captain of the DWU cheer team and serves as a student ambassador. Amundson is a member of the psychology club and serves as senior class president. She is a Christian Leadership scholar and a graduate of Watertown High School. She is the daughter of Wally and Gayle Amundson.
Hannah Bowes, Omaha, Neb., is majoring in digital media and design with a concentration in marketing and graphic design. She is a member of the DWU women’s soccer team. Bowes is an active member in Student Ministry Council at DWU and serves as an Elisha intern through the Elisha Project, started by the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church in collaboration with Student Ministry Council. She also serves as an assistant resident director and assists the DWU marketing department through work study. Bowes is a graduate of Omaha Westside High School and is the daughter of Tim and Jen Bowes.
Kindra Clark, Garretson, is majoring in secondary English education. She is a member of the DWU women’s soccer team. Clark serves as a student ambassador and is a member of Future Teachers Organization and Delight Women’s Group. She also lends her time as an English tutor in the DWU Academic Success Center. Clark is a graduate of Garretson High School and the daughter of Doug and Tana Clark.
Sara Herman, Reliance, is majoring in math education. She is a member of the DWU volleyball team. She is also a member of the math club and Future Teachers Organization. Herman is a graduate of Lyman High School and is the daughter of Keith and Beth Herman.
Chaydon Metzger, Larchwood, Iowa, is an elementary education major. She is a member of the DWU volleyball team as well as Future Teachers Organization. Metzger is a graduate of West Lyon High School and is the daughter of Clint and April Metzger.
Claire Stoller, Madison, is an elementary education major. She is a member of the DWU track team. Stoller is also a member of Student Ministry Council, Student Senate and Future Teachers Organization. She serves as a Big Friend mentor for Big Friend Little Friend in Mitchell. As a junior, Stoller served as a resident assistant as well. She is currently student-teaching in Parkston this semester. Stoller is a graduate of Madison High School and is the daughter of Mark and Hope Stoller.
The following are candidates for homecoming king:
Bradley Dean, Pierre, is majoring in business marketing and minoring in history. He is a four-year member of the DWU men’s basketball team and a two-year member of the DWU baseball team. He is also a member of the DWU business club. Dean is a graduate of Pierre T.F. Riggs High School and is the son of Greg and Jill Dean.
Edgar Meza, Spearfish, is majoring in wildlife management. He is a member of the DWU men’s soccer team. He serves as a resident assistant as well as the public relations officer for the conservation club. Meza is a graduate of Spearfish High School and is the son of Jorge and Sonia Meza.
Devin Rihanek, Plankinton, is majoring in psychology. He is a member of the DWU track and cross-country teams. He is a member of the psychology club, Athletic Student Association, and Lost & Found, a mental health awareness club on campus. Rihanek is a graduate of Plankinton High School and is the son of Greg and Evette Rihanek.
Hayden Schmidt, Plankinton, is a digital media and design major. He is a member of the DWU football team. Schmidt is a graduate of Plankinton High School and is the son of Justin and Bonnie Schmidt.
Layne Stafford, Arlington, Neb., is an accounting major. He is a member of the DWU baseball team. He is also a member of the business club and serves as a student ambassador. Stafford is a graduate of Arlington High School and is the son of Tim Stafford and Kandi Hill.
Wyatt Voelker, Newcastle, Wyo., is a wildlife biology major. He is a member of Student Ministry Council, Chemistry Health and Other Sciences (CHAOS) club, McGovern Engagement Group and the conservation club. Voelker is a graduate of Newcastle High School and is the son of Ryan and Donna Voelker.